Remodeling the upstairs hall bathroom has been in the back of my mind for some time now. I met with the contractor a few weeks ago and he has given us a bid for the work, which we plan to start after the new year. It won’t be a major overhaul, by any means. I want to replace the existing fixtures, remove the soffit and mirror above the vanity, and take down the wall between the toilet and the vanity. The room will seem larger and much more open when that happens.
Because I don’t want a built-in cabinetry look in this room, I had been contemplating taking an old dresser and having it reconfigured so it could house the sink. But when I was at the furniture market a few weeks ago, I saw this free-standing cabinet in one of the showrooms. It is just what I’ve been looking for! And I don’t need to worry about ordering sinks or a countertop because they are all inclusive in this piece of furniture. I only have to choose my faucet fixtures.
I can even order the matching mirror! This five foot wide cabinet will suit our needs just fine as far as storage is concerned. There is a gigantic eight-foot wide linen closet directly across the hall from the bathroom .
But if I decide I want a little extra storage, I can always contemplate this.
I’m anxious to start looking for plumbing fixtures and floor and wall tiles. Since this is the guest bathroom, I want to keep it fairly neutral, but I’ve already visited several online sites to get ideas for possibly using decorative glass tiles in the tub area.
I don’t know why I’m starting a project so close to the holidays. I work best under pressure and a deadline, so in the back of my mind, maybe that’s why I’m doing it. Meanwhile, the boxed Christmas decorations are slowly making their way down from the attic and into the study where they won’t be seen by anyone. I don’t usually get my house decorated before December, so this is definitely early for me. The actual decorating won’t begin until next week- we have a dinner party planned for this weekend and I don’t think our guests would quite understand why seven trees would be up and waiting their finery when we haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving yet.
Breathe, Sue, breathe….